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Beijing Speaks on the Proposed Group of Seven Expansion

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  • March 25, 2021

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Beijing Speaks on the Proposed Group of Seven Expansion’ has been published in China Brief, Jamestown Foundation, Vol.21, Issue 6, 2021.

    The article argues that an expansion of the G7 to include India, Australia and South Korea is not in China’s economic or security interests—particularly given Beijing’s continued exclusion. Beijing’s escalating rhetoric shows that it is preparing for a more proactively anti-China alliance-driven political environment, as reflected in an expanded G7 which overtly excludes China. As Beijing attempts to maintain and expand its regional spheres of influence, it will seek to keep the U.S. (and the West at large) away from its backyard. Should the G7 expansion become a reality, Beijing would be faced with a widespread anti-China economic grouping.

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